Interesting Borage Titbits
The high nitrate of potash content (30% of fresh juice) can cause borage to emit sparks and small explosive sounds when it is burnt! A bath bag of borage mixed with bran and barley will cleanse and soften skin. Borage is a good companion plant for tomatoes, strawberries, cabbage and squash. The flowers were candied and made into a conserve considered good for ‘long sickness’ and ‘swoonings’.